Sometimes a summer vacation can set you up for the autumn, allowing you some-hard earned rest to recharge the batteries before returning to the office, light of heart and confident about the prospects for the rest of the year.
The current liquidity support measures being used by the European Union to stem the region's banking and sovereign debt crisis won't be enough, World Bank President Robert Zoellick told CNBC in an interview on Tuesday.
Why what goes on in European economies has such an impact on the U.S. markets, with CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera. And a trader triple play, with Eric Wilkinson, independent trader; Boris Schlossberg, GFT Forex; and Bill O'Neill, Logic Advisors, on gold. And can the EuroZone be saved, with Tony Nash, Economist Intelligence Unit, and CNBC's Simon Hobbs.
To state the obvious, it is shaping up to be a difficult return for U.S. markets after the Labor Day break as European stock plunge and the European Central Bank (ECB) loses some of the control it has been exercising on the Euro-zone's sovereign bond market.
If Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi left office, the market would lay off Italy, according to Nouriel Roubini, the founder of Roubini Global Economics.
European shares fell sharply on Monday amid renewed fears over the euro zone debt crisis and a warning from Deutsche Bank’s CEO on the outlook for banks.
Piling on more debt to help kick start growth will simply “stunt growth” and threaten economic welfare according to German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble.
A couple of indicators in the market are being interpreted by some as suggesting that we are heading for another liquidity crunch, of the kind observed in the last quarter of 2008 following the collapse of Lehman. That crunch pre-faced a worldwide recession. How serious is the risk of a repeat occurrence?
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The man who ran Germany when the euro began trading has an idea to save the euro zone: the creation of a "United States of Europe."
Greater fiscal and political union is needed in Europe, and will be discussed by euro zone leaders within months, Joaquin Almunia, EU Competition Commissioner, told CNBC Saturday.
The Italian government is still wrangling over how best to balance its budget, losing credibility with key leaders and opinion formers.
The Swiss central bank has started to buy French and German government debt from the markets to try to bring the Swiss franc down, Dow Jones newswire wrote on Saturday, quoting a report by German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.
This week's European Central Bank meeting will show whether the ECB can save the global economy. Here's how to get ready.
The final word from the currency pits, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Money In Motion traders.
With the fed out of bullets, can the ECB save the global economy? The currency trade behind next week's ECB meeting, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Money in Motion traders. And will the Bank of Japan intervene again when it meets next week?
"If you look at the situation of the economic crisis it was always more political than financial. We need to simplify the decision-making process because at the moment it is far too complicated," Jose Maria Aznar, former Prime Minister of Spain, told CNBC.
In Greece, "further economic weakness expected this year, partly driven by the global slowdown, can only make things worse also on the fiscal front," according to economists at Credit Suisse in London.
Silvio Berlusconi’s government in Italy could be about to make a serious mistake that would have major ramifications for the euro zone and global markets.
Brazil slashes interest rates and manufacturing reports disappoint in Europe and Britain — it's time for your Thursday FX Fix.